About Us – South Miami

The Best Start in Life Starts Here

At OLRS, we are committed to educating each student as the unique individual he or she is through individualized instruction and the best practices in education.

Our academic curriculum is based on traditional time-tested teaching methods and integrated with the latest technology. Small class sizes and a low student to teacher ratio of 1:15 allows our faculty to give the one-to-one attention to encourage and nurture each child to reach his or her full potential.

As a result, our students learn the way they learn best, the way that is uniquely theirs, the way that creates a love of learning right from the start.

Give your child the best start in life — one that will form a solid foundation and lead to lifetime of success.

Inclusionary School South Miami


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Our Lady of the Rosary School preschool program is APPLE accredited and meets the Florida Department of Children and Families Gold Seal standard.

The APPLE accreditation of an early childhood education center and/or Preschool is an excellent measure and assurance for any parent that a very high standard is not just met but exceeded and is the day-to-day norm.


Our Elementary School is growing and expanding.

We are currently seeking accreditation with the NCPSA (National Council for Private School Accreditation), an organization that can serve an excellent benchmark for our commitment to quality educational practices.

How Is Accreditation Achieved?

Miami-Dade County Public Schools works with AdvancED to accredit schools. The AdvancED Accreditation Process is comprehensive, evaluating all parts of our institution. The process focuses on our vision and goals, evaluates teaching and learning, and examines how results are documented and resources are allocated. The five AdvancED Standards are the foundation of the Accreditation Process and serve as your guide to continuous improvement.

Why does Accreditation Matter?

Accreditation is designed to help educational institutions boost their ongoing performance efforts for the benefit of their students. Accreditation matters because students deserve the highest level of educational excellence possible. The accreditation process nurtures and supports individual school improvement and ensures alignment with overall School District improvement goals. It incorporates a performance-based model that reflects a five-year cycle of continuous improvement.

Another benefit for students is to gain greater access to federal loans, scholarships, military programs, and colleges that require students to have attended an accredited institution.

Administration and Faculty

Faith Based Education South Miami
Inclusionary School South Miami
K-8 Center South Miami
Well-Rounded Education School South Miami

Give your child access to the best education!

Standards of Ethical Conduct
Our Lady of the Rosary School

(Adapted from the Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida and Principles of 
Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida)
1. Our school values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to 
excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential 
to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the 
guarantee of equal opportunity for all. 
2. Our primary concern is the student and the development of the student's potential. 
Employees will therefore strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the best 
professional judgment and integrity. 
3. Concern for the student requires that our instructional personnel: 
a. Shall make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning 
and/or to the student's mental and/or physical health and/or safety.
b. Shall not unreasonably restrain a student from independent action in pursuit of learning.
c. Shall not unreasonably deny a student access to diverse points of view. 
d. Shall not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student's 
academic program. 
e. Shall not intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or 
f. Shall not intentionally violate or deny a student's legal rights. 
g. Shall not harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, 
sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping 
condition, sexual orientation, or social and family background and shall make 
reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from harassment or 
h. Shall not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage. 
i. Shall keep in confidence personally identifiable information obtained in the course of 
professional service, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by 
4. Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues, of 
students, of parents, and of the community, employees of our school must display the highest 
degree of ethical conduct. This commitment requires that our employees:
a. Shall maintain honesty in all professional dealings.
b. Shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, 
political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or social 
and family background deny to a colleague professional benefits or advantages or 
participation in any professional organization. 
c. Shall not interfere with a colleague's exercise of political or civil rights and 
d. Shall not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct which unreasonably 
interferes with an individual's performance of professional or work responsibilities or withthe orderly processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidating, abusive, 
offensive, or oppressive environment; and, further, shall make reasonable effort to assure 
that each individual is protected from such harassment or discrimination.
e. Shall not make malicious or intentionally false statements about a colleague. 
Training Requirement All instructional personnel, educational support employees, and 
administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete training on these 
standards of ethical conduct.
Reporting Misconduct by Instructional Personnel and Administrators All employees, 
educational support employees, and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct 
by instructional personnel and school administrators, which affects the health, safety, or 
welfare of a student. Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol 
use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing 
violations, physical aggression, and accepting or offering favors. Reports of misconduct of 
employees should be made to Jose Cossio/School Administrator email: 
 jcossio@olrsmiami.com phone number: 305-479-7875 
 . Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to 
 Olga Herrera/School President . Email: ladyrosary107@yahoo.com phone number: 305-
 389-0104 Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified educators will be 
reported to the Office of Professional Practices Services. Policies and procedures for 
reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the 
health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted on Central Area, (Employee Board) and on
our Web site at https://www.catholicschoolkendall.com/
Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect All employees and agents have an 
affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or 
neglect. Call 1-800-96-ABUSE or report online at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/. 
 Signs of Physical Abuse The child may have unexplained bruises, welts, cuts, or other 
injuries; broken bones; or burns. A child experiencing physical abuse may seem withdrawn 
or depressed, seem afraid to go home or may run away, shy away from physical contact, be 
aggressive, or wear inappropriate clothing to hide injuries. 
Signs of Sexual Abuse The child may have torn, stained or bloody underwear, trouble 
walking or sitting, pain or itching in genital area, or a sexually transmitted disease. A child 
experiencing sexual abuse may have unusual knowledge of sex or act seductively, fear a 
particular person, seem withdrawn or depressed, gain or lose weight suddenly, shy away from
physical contact, or run away from home. 
Signs of Neglect The child may have unattended medical needs, little or no supervision at 
home, poor hygiene, or appear underweight. A child experiencing neglect may be frequently 
tired or hungry, steal food, or appear overly needy for adult attention.
 Patterns of Abuse: Serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors. While a single 
sign may not be significant, a pattern of physical or behavioral signs is a serious indicator and
should be reported. Liability Protections Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act
authorized or required by law, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, 
abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune 
from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action. 
(F.S. 39.203) 
An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective 
employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of 
the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its 
consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information 
disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right 
of the former or current employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760. (F.S. 768.095)